Old Ale

Old Ale

331 beers | 3.734 Avg Score

As their name implies, old ales are typically stocked or stored for long periods of time before consumption, the latter which traditionally involved blending the old ale with another "fresh" beer like a mild ale or bitter. Old ales could be viewed as strong mild ales that fall out somewhere in between strong bitters or brown porters and English barleywines. They are normally dark amber to deep brown in color with a head that may or may not impress (due to the age and relatively low carbonation). The style builds on several remaining unfermented sugars to offer chewy malty flavors (caramel, toffee, vinous, nuts, molasses, even light chocolate or roasted flavors and fruitiness), a firm and warming alcohol presence, and relatively low hop levels (especially after aging). Additionally, these beers can often take on oak, oxidized, and sour or lactic flavors after aging.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Caledonian Robert Burns
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Caledonian Trick or Treat
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Cape Cod Old Man Winter
MA, United States
0
0.000
Carlson Gammal Öl (Old Ale)
CT, United States
0
0.000
Chalk Hill Old Tackle
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Chapelle Northmaen 11 Siècles de Normandie
France
1
3.175
Chiltern Three Hundreds Old Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer
FL, United States
7
3.620
Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Bourbon Barrel Aged
FL, United States
1
3.350
City of Cambridge Holly Heaven
United Kingdom
1
2.900
Clay Pipe Old 1203 Ancient Ale
MD, United States
1
3.075
Coach House Anniversary Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Cotleigh Old Buzzard Dark Ale
United Kingdom
2
3.360
Cottage Normans Conquest
United Kingdom
4
3.486
Cottage Wessex Banger
United Kingdom
1
3.250
Crouch Vale Willie Warmer
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Dark Star Dark Star (Original)
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Darwin High Force Hotel Cauldron Snout
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Devon Pride
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Dock Street Old Ale
PA, United States
0
0.000